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Syria Announces Joint Commission with Lebanon to Investigate Border Post


Syria says it is forming a joint commission with Beirut to investigate whether a Syrian military post is actually in Lebanese territory.

The announcement follows the broadcast of Arab television news footage showing a border post near a village in the southern Bekaa valley, in the area of Deir al-Ashayier to the east of Kfar Kouk, where Syrian troops are reported to be still stationed.

Last month, Syria said it had withdrawn all of its troops and intelligence agents from Lebanon, but the pullout is still being verified by a United Nations team in the country.

Last week, U.N. officials said the Lebanese government still does not fully control large parts of the country.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters and AFP.

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